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Hep B

Posted by on May. 26, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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What do you know about it?

by on May. 26, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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southernjess3
by on May. 26, 2010 at 6:14 PM

not much

TygerLily62
by on May. 26, 2010 at 6:15 PM

Nothing.

PTBAAMom
by on May. 26, 2010 at 6:19 PM

Causes Hepatitis...affects the liver...jaundice....and it replicates through RNA i think....

angelachristine
by Platinum Member on May. 26, 2010 at 6:20 PM

can be spread through blood and sex i think

when i had my blood transfusions they tested me for it a few times. I think it's not quite as bad as hep C but that's about all i know.

DixieFlower
by on May. 26, 2010 at 6:26 PM

I know that it is spread through blood or body fluids. It can cause cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure if it is left untreated.

tarinah
by on May. 26, 2010 at 6:47 PM

its contracted the same way that AIDS is, unless you are going to be working around blood or gay the vaccine is useless

lindazada
by on May. 26, 2010 at 6:49 PM

welllllll....do you have it? Or think you do?

futureshock
by Emerald Member on May. 26, 2010 at 6:52 PM

Definition

By Mayo Clinic staff

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Illustration showing the liver The liver

Hepatitis B is a serious liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV). For some people, hepatitis B infection becomes chronic, leading to liver failure, liver cancer, or cirrhosis — a condition that causes permanent scarring of the liver.

Most people infected with hepatitis B as adults recover fully, even if their signs and symptoms are severe. Infants and children are much more likely to develop a chronic hepatitis B infection. Although no cure exists for hepatitis B, a vaccine can prevent the disease. If you're already infected, taking certain precautions can help prevent spreading HBV to others.

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